Dan Greenblatt becomes Vice President of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).

On March 15, 2015, at IAQA’s annual convention in Grapevine, TX, Envirotech’s president, Daniel Greenblatt, was elected Vice President of the Indoor Air Quality Association.  Dan is serving his sixth year on IAQA’s Board of Directors and is also the Chair of the membership committee.  Dan expressed great excitement, about “the consolidation with ASHRAE” , the world’s largest and most influential association of ventilation, heating and refrigeration engineers, and their reach to 54,000 members and 170 chapters in over 100 countries. Also, Dan will work with opportunities to increase IAQA’s efforts and reach in investigating and solving indoor air quality issues.   “Education, chapters, IAQ Standards and membership promotion are the areas that I will work with IAQA on over the coming year of my term as Vice President”.

Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. was established in 1988 from a desire to provide clean, safe indoor air for all people. Envirotech began as an HVAC Cleaning and Restoration company, better known as air duct cleaning, and was among the first members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).

Today, Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. is one of the largest mold removal, specialty cleaning and HVAC Cleaning and restoration services in the Northeast. Envirotech Clean Air provides an array of clean air services.

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ENVIROTECH Specializes in Sensitive Homeowners Mold Remediation

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Envirotech specializes in cleaning home owner’s contents and family living areas for clients who are sensitive to chemicals or cannot tolerate moldy items or surfaces.

We work with indoor environmental consultants and developed a strategy for every project. “Every client is different”, saidVice President Steven Goselin, “we employ customized strategies that work for the individual homeowner or client.”

Residential Mold Remediation for living areas and contents

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The Typical Problem: Homeowners that are very sensitive to mold and chemicals have an Indoor Environmental Consultant find elevated levels of mold or contamination. They work with the consultant to diagnose and repair the source, and then write a very specific plan for remediation that takes all of their sensitivities, circumstances and needs into account.

The Remediation: Envirotech Clean Air’s project consultants and supervisors work with the homeowner and Indoor Air Professional to plan and execute the site specific remediation. Trained professional technicians and supervisors contain contaminated areas with engineering controls and contaminated porous building materials are removed. All surfaces in the work are cleaned of mold using HEPA filtered vacuums and any designated products. Contents are handled and cleaned according to the scope of work written by the consultant and agreed to by the homeowner and Envirotech. If any new areas of concern are discovered, the homeowner and consultant are contacted. When the project is complete, a post remediation verification should be performed by the environmental consultant. Envirotech pays special attention to sensitive homeowners needs.

The Coordination: Consultants, homeowners and Envirotech work together with any other trades involved to have the stressfulness of work being completed successfully go as smoothly as possible for everyone involved, especially the homeowner.

For information about Envirotech Clean Air’s individual and specialized remediation team, call Steven Goselin or Ron Fallon and the Envirotech team at 781-279-2900.  

ENVIROTECH’S EMERGENCY MOLD REMEDIATION AT AN AREA HOSPITAL

hospitalEnvirotech Clean Air recently cleaned and restored the HVAC mechanical system and ductwork at an area hospital, after heavy mold growth was found in several areas. The project took the Envirotech team into the emergency room, ICU and several other critical care areas. Work was performed on an emergency basis over long weekends and extended several weeks, with the Envirotech team working nights and weekends.

Problem: Severe mold growth on the interior supply ductwork serving hospital surgical and ICU suites.

Remediation: The internal fiberglass lining in the ductwork removed and the sheet metal ducts were scraped, cleaned and scrubbed with a fungistat. The interior ductwork and the air were tested by an independent industrial hygiene consultant, and the exterior of the ductwork was wrapped.

Coordination: The project was performed over one weekend on an emergency basis with 24 technicians and supervisors. The project was coordinated with the HVAC Mechanical contractor, hospital facility personnel, and the independent industrial hygiene consultant.

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ENVIROTECH JOINS ASHRAE AS IAQA AND ASHRAE MERGE

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ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. ASHRAE was formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and Board of Directors. IAQA will operate independently within ASHRAE’s organizational structure. IAQA headquarters has relocated from Rockville, Md., to Atlanta, Ga., home of ASHRAE’s international headquarters. The agreement was reached between the leadership of both associations and confirmed at ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference that concluded earlier this month in Seattle, Wash, and the move was completed on August 15. 2014.

“This merger is beneficial to both ASHRAE and IAQA in that it strengthens the programs and services of both organizations,” Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE president, said. “The work of IAQA complements the work of ASHRAE in its standards, research, publications and educational offerings. We now combine our resources to ensure the industry receives the best indoor air quality technical guidance and educational programs possible, which means improved indoor air quality for the world around us.”

Dan Greenblatt, President of Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. and treasurer of IAQA, was a part of the management oversight and search team which fielded proposals from Association Management and related Indoor environmental associations, to be IAQA’s new management team. “ASHRAE formed in 1894 and has over 170 chapters and 54,000 members” says Dan. “We are proud to be a part of such a world class association both nationally and at the Boston Chapter”.

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Envirotech Clean Air Supports Earth Day’s Green City Initiatives

The 44th annual celebration of Earth Day takes place on April 22nd. A major focus of this year’s event is green cities and things that can be done to make a more sustainable and healthy environment for the world’s population.

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban environments. These concentrated areas of people utilize large quantities of energy and can suffer from air quality problems due to pollution. This pollution not only can impact people while they are outdoors, but this same air enters buildings through air intakes, doors and open windows.

Earth Day also aims to focus people’s attention on ways to improve energy efficiency in their homes and buildings and to create a healthy environment. Across Massachusetts and New England, Envirotech Clean Air has been helping people achieve these goals for over 15 years.

Envirotech offers HVAC mechanical inspection and duct cleaning services to identify problems that can cause a system to work inefficiently and impact the quality of the air people breathe. HVAC systems are designed to provide filtration, heating, cooling and to control humidity. If the system is not been properly installed and maintained, it will not operate properly and can waste energy and create indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. The HVAC system will also not provide clean air or operate efficiently if the duct work is dirty and filled with debris that can collect chemical and biological contaminants.

“Earth Day is a time for all of us to think about what we can do to improve the environment we live in and try to make it a more sustainable place for us and our children,” said Daniel Greenblatt, President of Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. “At Envirotech, our staff provides clients with the peace of mind that their HVAC system is operating properly so that energy is not being wasted and that building occupants are breathing clean air. We also provide mold remediation services for those who have mold issues that are causing indoor air quality concerns.”

New England Building Owners & Property Managers Turn to Envirotech for Clean Air Ducts

When people go to work, school or just visit a commercial building, they expect to have safe and healthy air to breathe. A key component to this is the building’s HVAC system and the ducts that distribute cold and warm air throughout a building.

A commercial building’s heating and cooling system works to take in and exhaust air out of a building. Through normal daily activities, people and their actions can generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants. In addition, outdoor pollutants can also enter a building and cause concern. These airborne pollutants may include dust, dander, pollen, mold, lead, asbestos and even a wide range of chemicals.

All of these contaminants can be pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated many times each day. Over time, this re-circulation can cause a build-up of contaminants in the duct work. Aside from indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns, contaminants in a commercial building’s heating and cooling system may cause it to work inefficiently and even shorten the life of the system.

“When an HVAC system is clean, it works more efficiently, uses less energy and most importantly may pose less health concerns to building occupants,” said Daniel Greenblatt, President of Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. “The desired results are a clean air conveyance system, thermal comfort, happy and healthy people, improved cost-effectiveness and better indoor air quality.”

Since 1988, Envirotech has been providing comprehensive commercial duct cleaning services across New England. Services include: inspections, investigations, remediation cleaning and restoration of HVAC mechanical systems. Envirotech also specializes in internal fiberglass lining inspection, cleaning and replacement services.

An online video that discusses Envirotech’s commercial air duct cleaning services can be seen at:
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Continuing IAQ Education Provides Envirotech’s Customers with Superior Service

For over 25 years, people across New England have turned to Envirotech Clean Air for safe and healthy air in their residential and commercial properties. The company is known for their innovative and cost effective solutions in duct cleaning, HVAC mechanical system performance and mold remediation services.

One way that the professionals at Envirotech have been able to excel in meeting their customers’ expectations is through a comprehensive continuing education program. Envirotech’s team members and management belong to a wide range of industry associations that provide access to the latest developments in the indoor air quality (IAQ) industry.

In their ongoing pursuit of excellence, Envirotech has just released their continuing education schedule for the spring. It includes participating at:

• 2014 Annual Meeting of NADCA (The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Industry) in San Antonio, Texas on March 3-6.
• Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition, co-sponsored by the IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association) and the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America), in Nashville, Tennessee on March 17-19.
• The International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo held by the RIA (Restoration Industry Association) in Orlando, Florida on April 9-11.
• 2014 Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference held by the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council in Portland, Maine on April 16-17.
• New England Local Section AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) Chapter Meeting on May 7.

“These top industry association meetings, conferences and workshops ensure that our customers have access to the latest technologies and innovations, ensuring Envirotech provides the highest level of service possible,” said Daniel Greenblatt, President of Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. “These events allow out team to learn, network and share with the top indoor air quality professionals from across the globe. The knowledge gained enables Envirotech to provide services and expertise to our customers that few in the industry can offer.”

SENSITIVE HOMEOWNERS SPECIALTY CLEANING

The professionals at Envirotech Clean Air take pride in being the specialty cleaning and remediation company that very sensitive clients can depend on for results.

Envirotech specializes in cleaning home owner’s contents and family living areas.    Clients who are sensitive to chemicals or cannot physically tolerate moldy items or surfaces, hire the professionals at Envirotech.  First and foremost, we protect our clients and personnel from contamination.  We work with indoor environmental consultants and developed a strategy for every project which may include using new equipment, HEPA vacuuming, wiping surfaces and engineering controls that exhaust air to the outdoors.  “Every client is different”, said Vice President Steven Goselin, “we employ customized strategies that work for the individual homeowner or client.”  

For information about Envirotech Clean Air’s individual and specialized remediation team, call Steven Goselin the Envirotech team at 781-279-2900.  Breathe Easier, Envirotech has cleared the air.

ENVIROTECH HAS MORE CERTIFIED AIR DUCT CLEANERS THAN ANY OTHER COMPANY IN NEW ENGLAND

For many years Envirotech Clean Air has been proud of its professionalism for Air Duct Cleaning and Mold remediation.  To show our commitment to training and customer service, Envirotech has more NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) than any other company in New England.

NADCA Urges HVAC Professionals to Use Its Certification Program Through the NADCA Certification Program, industry professionals have the opportunity to earn the highest level of certification as an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS). In order for a company to be a NADCA member, the business is required to have at least one certified ASCS technician on staff. While this is the minimum requirement, NADCA urges business owners to invest in the professional development of their employees and encourage all technicians and contractors to strive for becoming ASCS certified.
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